202-2 C. Costs., Benefits, and Effectiveness (Continued) Types of Benefits Provided; Under the Bilingual Vocational Training Pro- gram, Individualswith limited English-speaking ability are trained for gainful employment as semi-skilled or skilled workers in environments where English is the language normally used. Under the Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program, participants receive training in vocational skills, in the methodology of bilingual education, and in job-placement techniques as well as job-related Enylish-as-a-second-languaye (ESL) instruction or related course work. Program Effectiveness: No current information is available, D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation; It is proposed that training be provided for ESL and vocational instructors at the local education agency level, in the use of computerized language analysis of vocational instructional materials for the purpose of preparing job-related ESL curricula. There is also a need to provide traininy for the staffs of State education agencies and of institutions of higher education in the development of bilingual vocational instructor training programs. E., and F» No new information. III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b) Juarez and Associates of Los Angeles, California, is preparing a report identifying successful strategies used in the six currently funded biling- ual vocational instructor training projects. Contacts for Further Information Program Operations: James F. Rogers, (202) 447-9227 Velma Robinson—BVT, (202) 732-1752 Barbara Wells—BVIT, (202) 732-1840 Program Studies : Robert Stonehill, (202) 245-9401 Notes 1. The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984, P.L. 98-524 (October 19, 1984), authorizes bilingual vocational education through FY 1989. 2. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, P.L. 97-35 establishes an authorization for this program under the Vocational Education Act of $735 million, with no specific authorization for bilinyual vo- cational training. X*1.